Become an Edmodo Envoy and Host a TeachUp!
Posted by: Meredith May
Fasten your seat belts. This back to school season, we’re on a mission to help every teacher succeed, and we know there’s no better way to do this than to foster local communities that are as powerful as our global community.
What’s an Edmodo Envoy?
Are you an aspiring leader in your community? Are you an enthusiastic Edmodo user? Have you ever wondered who else in your neighborhood uses Edmodo? Are you looking to connect with other educators in your area to share ideas and best practices for the new school year? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, then you’re a perfect fit for our mission!
What’s a TeachUp?
A TeachUp is a meetup for teachers, counselors, administrators and technology leaders. It’s a casual, fun and rewarding opportunity for you to help foster a strong community of educators in your neighborhood. Your TeachUp may simply be a meet-and-greet for new teachers in the area, revolve around a topic of mutual interest or a local event, or it may help others make the most of Edmodo and other technology in the classroom.
Get Rewarded For Having Fun
We do the heavy lifting. Envoys are ready to go where no traveller has gone before! It’s rewarding and not just in the philanthropic sense! Edmodo Envoys receive a top-secret toolkit of swag, a certificate of completion, an Edmodo Envoy badge and up to $50 reimbursement. We’ll even help promote your event!
Tips For Top TeachUps
Edmodo Ambassador and Miami-based educator, Sheryl Place, shares her ideas for designing a productive event:
Piggyback on the momentum of an existing event. It’s a plus to capitalize on something exciting going on. Many teachers in Miami Dade attend professional seminars the week school gets out, and we decided to have a TeachUp after the PD ended to help teachers understand Edmodo.
Leverage your network and local hangouts for a meeting space. Establish a relationship with your friendly Starbucks manager. Public libraries, book stores and casual restaurants are also great places to meet up as long as you have Wi-Fi and electricity.” Extra pro tip: “Bring surge protectors and extra devices.”
Host a “Drop In” session. We opened the doors for teachers to show up and get help with all things Edmodo. Topics included GAFE and Microsoft integration, registration, setting up a class, Snapshot basics, and creating assignments.
Get On Board Now
For more information about becoming an Edmodo Envoy, and hosting or joining a TeachUp in your area, visit www.edmodo.com/teachups.
If you’re all ready to fly, register your TeachUp here.
Not Ready to Host?
To join a TeachUp in your area, or talk to our TeachUp Coach, email firstname.lastname@example.org.